The remaining journey of Queen Elizabeth II is nearing its finish as her coffin arrives in London forward of a state funeral.
Huge crowds have gathered throughout the UK to pay their respects to the beloved monarch and the funeral will probably be watched world wide.
When and the place is Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral?
A state funeral will probably be held Monday, September 19 at Westminster Abbey in London.
After the funeral, the coffin will journey in procession to Wellington Arch after which on to Windsor the place the Queen will probably be laid to relaxation subsequent to her husband, Prince Philip.
What time will the funeral begin in Australia?
The Queen’s funeral at Westminster Abbey is anticipated to start out simply after 7.50pm AEST (10.50am in London).
Extra particularly, the coffin leaves the Palace of Westminster, the place it’s lying-in-state, at 7.44pm and arrives on the West Gate of Westminster Abbey at 7.52pm for the service to start.
A dedication service will probably be held the identical day at St George’s Chapel, on the grounds of Windsor Fort. This will probably be at 1am AEST (4pm native time).
A personal burial will probably be held with the King and members of the royal household that night.
Learn how to watch the Queen’s funeral
You’ll be able to watch the funeral on Channel 9, 9Now and at 9news.com.au.
Additionally, you will be capable to observe stay updates in our NewsTimes weblog.
The Queen’s remaining journey
King Charles III, Camilla, Queen Consort, Prince William, Catherine, the Princess of Wales, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan will probably be among the many members of the family at Westminster Abbey.
World leaders and monarchs can even be among the many many gathered to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II.
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Governor-Common David Hurley will attend.
As will US President Joe Biden, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Japanese Emperor Naruhito, South Korean President Yoon Suk-Yeol and Brazilian President Jair Bolsanaro.
European Fee President Ursula von der Leyen mentioned she is going to attend.
Members of Europe’s different royal households can even seemingly attend.
It’s not identified if former US Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump will attend.
Along with the well-known and highly effective names in attendance will probably be 10 ‘peculiar and distinctive’ Australians. Click on the gallery beneath to see who they’re.
The ten ‘peculiar’ Australians invited to the Queen’s funeral
Will there be a public vacation in Australia?
The day will formally be referred to as the “Nationwide Day of Mourning for Her Majesty The Queen”.
Why the Queen’s funeral is at Westminster Abbey
Her funeral would be the first state funeral in Britain since Sir Winston Churchill in January 1965.
And it is going to be the primary funeral of a monarch at Westminster Abbey since King George II in 1760.
The primary monarch to have a funeral at Westminster was Edward the Confessor in 1066.
Since 1760, the custom has been for the funerals of a monarch to happen at St George’s Chapel in Windsor, the place the Queen will probably be laid to relaxation after the state funeral.
However the Queen determined to interrupt with custom due to the particular position Westminster Abbey has performed all through her life.
Her father, King George VI was topped there in 1937.
She married Prince Philip there 10 years later.
After which in 1953 she had her personal coronation there, topped as Queen on June 2.
Royal custom has dictated funerals for British monarchs to be held at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.
Nonetheless, the Queen mentioned she wished to interrupt from custom to have her funeral held in Westminster Abbey.
9’s rolling protection began from Buckingham Palace at 5am with At the moment hosted by Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon, adopted by At the moment Additional hosted by David Campbell and Sylvia Jeffreys.
From noon, Georgie Gardner and David Campbell will mark the top of our longest reigning monarch with three hours of protection honoring The Queen’s wonderful life.
At 3pm Tracy Grimshaw, Peter Overton, Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon will lead 9’s protection from Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and Windsor Fort.
Particular state-based editions of NewsTimes will probably be broadcast from 6pm (5.30pm Adelaide, 4pm Perth), earlier than we return to England at 7pm and roll proper by means of the night, that includes protection from the BBC headed by the world’s pre-eminent royal professional Huw Edwards stay and commercial-free.